Top 20 Product Liability Verdicts in the United States in 2018

Top 20 Product Liability Verdicts in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 plaintiff's product liability jury verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Product Liability Verdicts in the United States in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Product Liability Verdicts in the United States in 2018.

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1
Amount: $4,690,000,000.00
Attorneys: Rachel Lanier, W. Mark Lanier, Lee Cirsch, Robert E. Leone, Michael A. Akselrud, Monica A. Cooper, Richard D. Meadow of The Lanier Law Firm; Eric D. Holland, R. Seth Crompton, Patrick R. Dowd of Holland Law Firm; Thomas K. Neill of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
Case: Martinez, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Breach of Warranty, Conspiracy, Failure to Warn, Negligent Misrepresentation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Failure to Inform, Talc Exposure, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Failure to Disclose
State: Missouri
2
Amount: $289,253,209.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Miller, Curtis G. Hoke, David J. Dickens, Timothy Litzenburg, Jeffrey Travers of The Miller Firm, LLC; R. Brent Wisner, Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC; Mark Burton of Audet & Partners, LLP
Case: Johnson v. Monsanto Co.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: California
3
Amount: $242,100,000.00
Attorneys: Frank L. Branson, Debbie Dudley Branson, Eric T. Stahl, Eugene A. 'Chip' Brooker of Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
Case: Reavis v. Toyota Motor Corp., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Texas
4
Amount: $117,000,000.00
Attorneys: Moshe Maimon, Daniel C. LaTerra of Levy Konigsberg LLP; Robert E. Lytle of Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, P.C.; Denyse F. Clancy, Joseph D. Satterley of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case: Lanzo v. Imerys Talc America, et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: New Jersey
5
Amount: $68,000,000.00
Attorneys: Adam M. Slater of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case: McGinnis v. C.R. Bard Inc.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Pelvic Mesh Complications, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: New Jersey
6
Amount: $67,500,000.00
Attorneys: Richard H. Friedman, Henry G. Jones, William 'Bill' S. Cummings of Friedman | Rubin; Adam P. Collins, Patrick Conley of Collins, Collins & Conley
Case: Cox v. 3M Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability
State: Kentucky
7
Amount: $60,000,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel P. Blouin of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case: Macaluso v. A.O. Smith Corp. Burnham LLC, et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: New York
8
Amount: $52,400,000.00
Attorneys: David S. Golub of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
Case: Izzarelli v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
State: Connecticut
9
Amount: $51,554,103.00
Attorneys: Edward J. Balzarini Jr., Michael Balzarini of Balzarini & Watson
Case: Snyder v. Mitchell
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Pennsylvania
10
Amount: $48,000,000.00
Attorneys: Anita Porte Robb , Gary C. Robb of Robb & Robb LLC; Steven P. Kuenzel of Eckelkamp Kuenzel LLP; Randy W. James of James Legal Services P.C.
Case: Delacroix, et al. v. Doncasters Inc.
Type: Aviation Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Strict Liability
State: Missouri
11
Amount: $43,100,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Shepard, Michael McCann, Erika O’Donnell of Shepard Law; Amber Long, Jerome H. Block, Robert Ellis of Levy Konigsberg LLP
Case: Summerlin, et al. v. Philip Morris, et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Breach of Warranty of Merchantability, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Massachusetts
12
Amount: $41,965,000.00
Attorneys: Alex Alvarez, Phillip E. Holden of The Alvarez Law Firm; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Partners, P.A.; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
Type: Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Florida
13
Amount: $41,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kila B. Baldwin, Thomas R. Kline of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Emmet v. Ethicon Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Pelvic Mesh Complications, Strict Liability
State: Pennsylvania
14
Amount: $40,113,691.00
Attorneys: Daniel P. Blouin, Jim M. Kramer, Robert Woodward, Laurence V. Nassif, Timothy Thompson, Robert Woodward of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case: Twidwell v. Aerco International Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: New York
15
Amount: $39,744,010.00
Attorneys: Kala F. Sellers, Kyle Findley, Adam D. Lewis of Arnold & Itkin, LLP
Case: Figgs v. Georgia-Pacific Wood Products South, et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Equipment Malfunction, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Texas
16
Amount: $37,951,887.00
Attorneys: Daryl D. Parks, Anthony D. Thomas of Parks and Crump, LLC; Roosevelt Randolph, Linje Rivers of Knowles & Randolph, PA
Case: Vickers v. DZE Corp.
Type: Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Florida
17
Amount: $37,835,259.23
Attorneys: Ian D. Pinkert, Jay Halpern, Ernesto L. Santos, Jr. of Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A.; Jonathan Halperin, Andrew Lucchetti, Isaac A. McBeth of Halperin Law Center; L. Steven Emmert of Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy
Case: Benedict v. Hankook Tire, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Quadriplegia
State: Virginia
18
Amount: $35,000,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas O. Plouff of Costello, McMahon, Burke & Murphy Ltd.; Thomas P. Cartmell, Andrew N. Faes, Jeffrey M. Kuntz of Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP; Edward A. Wallace, Timothy E. Jackson of Wexler Wallace LLP
Case: Kaiser, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Emotional Distress, Defective Medical Device, Pelvic Mesh Complications, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Indiana
19
Amount: $32,700,000.00
Attorneys: Jessica Dean, Kevin W. Paul of Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP; Bill Graham of Wallace & Graham
Case: Finch v. BASF Catalysts LLC
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Breach of Warranty, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: North Carolina
20
Amount: $30,270,501.00
Attorneys: Scott D. Peebles, Robert Woodward of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case: Morgan v. CBS Corp., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: California

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